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Cluster Setup and migrating VMS

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  • Hi all, 
    I am new to clustering and can definitely use your help.

    Here is  my old set up 5 hosts each of them have around 4 vms 

    Uploaded setup images in following link:

    https://imgur.com/a/mFvZrnV

    I have created a cluster by following these links

    http://www.msserverpro.com/implementing-failover-clustering-windows-server-2016-hyper-v/

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/50774.deployment-of-a-hyper-v-failover-cluster-using-powershell.aspx

    Here is the set up according to my understanding, please correct me if I have anything misconfigured or wrong architecture 
    I know that for 6 nodes one iSCSI target is a single point of failure but its temporary for now. ( I also feel  if I have alot of vms running on the nodes the target server will be a single point of failure

    I am trying to export some of the VMS from the old set up to test them out on the cluster by export the vms 
    But I am having problems moving them to the shared volumes C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1 (CSV1)

    The folder are 80 Gbs and take forever copying from an external harddrive to the CSV

    Is there a better way to insert the old hosts drives into the iSCSI targer and putting them directly to F:\iSCSIVirtualDisks\CSV1? 

    Also what is the correct way of importing the vms ? using hyper v on one of the nodes and then configuring them as a VM role in failover cluster manager ? 
    or add them directly as a new VM role in failover cluster manager?


    I Hope I phrased everything in a clear way, let me know if I have any missing info.
    Thanks in advance 





    4 iunie 2018 17:00

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  • Hello,

    You can use Hyper-V Manager to move a running VM to a new Hyper-V Host. After you migrated the VM you can add the VM to the cluster with the Failover Cluster Manager tool as you already mention. The migration time depends on your storage performance, but with live migration your VM will be online while moving. 

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/manage/use-live-migration-without-failover-clustering-to-move-a-virtual-machine

    You will need to enable Live Migration on your Hyper-V Hosts and configure Constrained Delegation if you are going to initiate a move from your management computer. 

    feel free to ask if you have any questions.


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    4 iunie 2018 18:46
  • I need to make a copy of some vms first make sure my cluster is working correctly before migrating completely I also do not have both set ups on the same network so this would net help me
    5 iunie 2018 14:01
  • Then you will need to use export/import option. 


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    5 iunie 2018 18:09
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    8 iunie 2018 09:33
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    14 iunie 2018 08:34